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Telecom subscriber base reached 23.36 million by end of last July

The number of telecom subscribers reached 23.36 million by the end of last July, registering an increase of 42,000 compared to the same period last year, during which the number reached around 23.318 million. The analysis of the data issued by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, to monitor the “mobile phone – landline – Internet” services, shows that last July…

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Ruckus simplifies channel programs to better recognize key partners

Programs Incentivize Top Partners and Provide Access to Wired and Wireless Products;  Company Also Adds Smart City, Large Public Venue and Education Specialization Programs  RUCKUS, a part of BROCADE, today announced it has simplified its Channel Partner Programs to two tiers to better recognize and incentivize top performing partners. The simplified programs allow the company to re-invest in channel and solution…

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8×8 And Aryaka Partner To Enhance Cloud Communications For Global Enterprises

Strategic alliance will improve communications experience for business users worldwide  8×8, Inc. , Communications Cloud provider, and Aryaka®, the leading global SD-WAN provider, announced that they are entering a strategic partnership that will improve the performance and reliability of business-critical cloud unified communications. This will enable global mid-market and enterprise companies to enhance business communications, collaboration and customer engagement for their…

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What are the best selling smartphones in France? Two Smartphone Manufacturers Share The Top 10 Most Sold Devices In France

The analyst firm Kantar Worldpanel published a few days ago the ranking of the best-selling smartphones in France since the beginning of the year. A ranking that includes quite a few surprises, since only two brands are present: Samsung and Apple There are two trends that emerge from this ranking. These are not the most talked about, yet low and…

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CenturyLink introduces CenturyLink Business Wi-Fi bundled offering

CenturyLink, launched CenturyLink Business Wi-Fi, a bundled offering that enables businesses with up to 250 employees to leverage advanced network capabilities combined with Cisco Meraki wireless technology. CenturyLink Business Wi-Fi offers these businesses a managed Wi-Fi platform that includes monitoring and analytics to help them better connect with their customer base. CenturyLink said its Business Wi-Fi offering provides an enterprise-grade…

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Telecom Egypt launches mobile network under ‘We’ name

Telecom Egypt has officially launched ‘We’, the country’s long-awaited fourth mobile network. The prepaid cards will be available by 15 October, the company announced at the opening of its first customer service centre, Ahram reported online. TE will offer 2G, 3G and 4G services to start, using its own network and roaming agreements with Etisalat and Orange. It was awarded…

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Saudi Arabia set to lift ban on VoIP calls

Saudi Arabia will remove its ban on VoIP calls on 21 September in a bid to stimulate online business, Reuters reported. Adel Abu Hameed, spokesman for the telecoms regulator CITC said all online voice and video call services such as Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s WhatsApp that satisfy regulatory requirements will become accessible at one minute past midnight. The lifting of…

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Deloitte predicts future telco business models

Deloitte predicts telecommunications companies will need to change their business models in future and has identified four possible future scenarios. This as the audit, consulting and financial advisory firm sees the telecom industry “changing at an exponential rate as new challenges emerge, customer expectations rise and the competition, new and old, piles on the pressure”.   Deloitte says telcos seeking…

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Telekom Austria rebrands Group ahead of European consolidation

Telekom Austria Group announces harmonisation of its branding strategy across the Group triggering an amortisation of local brand values This will trigger an amortisation of local brand values which amount as of year-end 2016 to approximately EUR 350 mn in total. The companies will amortise the brand values until the phase-out of the old brands. This will impact Telekom Austria…

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Gogo announces HTS-based service for business flights

Inflight connectivity provider Gogo has announced the upcoming launch of a new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) service aimed at business aviation. The new service will use Gogo’s existing Ku-band satellite network, which currently provides bandwidth for over 550 commercial aviation aircraft across 10 airlines worldwide. The company said the additional HTS capacity will boost the performance of both its new…

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